Definition of Spurge

1. Noun. Any of numerous plants of the genus Euphorbia; usually having milky often poisonous juice.




Definition of Spurge

1. v. t. To emit foam; to froth; -- said of the emission of yeast from beer in course of fermentation.

2. n. Any plant of the genus Euphorbia. See Euphorbia.

Definition of Spurge

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Euphorbia exuding a bitter milky juice which was formerly used as a purgative. ¹

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Definition of Spurge

1. a tropical plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Spurge

1. Any plant of the genus Euphobia. See Euphorbia. Spurge flax, an evergreen shrub (Daphne Gnidium) with crowded narrow leaves. It is native of Southern Europe. Spurge laurel, a European shrub (Daphne Laureola) with oblong evergreen leaves. Spurge nettle. See Nettle. Spurge olive, an evergreen shrub (Daphne oleoides) found in the Mediterranean region. See: Expurgate, Purge. Origin: OF. Espurge, F. Epurge, from OF. Espurgier to purge, L. Expurgare. (04 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spurge

spur-winged
spur blight
spur gear
spur of the moment
spur on
spur track
spur wheel
spurdog
spurdogs
spurfowl
spurfowls
spurgall
spurgalled
spurgalling
spurgalls
spurge (current term)
spurge family
spurge laurel
spurge nettle
spurges
spurgewort
spurgeworts
spuria
spuriae
spurion
spurionic
spurions
spuriosities
spuriosity
spurious

Literary usage of Spurge

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1. The Gardeners Dictionaryby Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"spurge- laurel of Creti, with an Olive-leaf hairy underneath. ... ern spurge-olive, with the common spurge - laurel - leaves, and white Flowers growing in ..."

2. Report: New York by Otis Stuart (1904)
"Roadsides and fields, everywhere. 1394. E. Nicaeensis All. Nicaean spurge. Port Huron, CK Dodge "1395. E. nutans Lag. Upright Spotted spurge. ..."

3. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1811)
"Spotted spurge. Aat. of South America. Fl . July. H. 0. Cult, before 1660, by Mr. Walker. ... Hyssop-leaved spurge. Nat. of the West Indies. In trod. ..."

4. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"FAMILY COLOUR ODOUR RANGE TIME OF BLOOM spurge. ... This most rare and very local spurge is no doubt the beautiful one of its genus, and in Alabama, ..."

5. The Herb of the Field by Charlotte Mary Yonge (1887)
"CHAPTER XXXII THE spurge TRIBE THOSE odd things called spurge form a tribe. There are two sorts which you may have often pulled up as weeds in your ..."

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